First Steps are Baby Steps

When you first find out that your partner has betrayed your trust, your emotions go into hyper-drive.  You may react with disbelief, denial, anger or rage, or you may simply go numb and not feel anything at all.  All these reactions are completely normal. Everyone reacts differently depending upon how you found out and the reactions of the betraying person.   You may confide in a friend or family member, but each person confided in has their own life-lens that colours their perspective and their help; not all perspectives provide the path out of the pain.  Even marriage and family therapists, while assuring you they can help, often do not provide real solutions at this critical time.  The phrase “walk a mile in my shoes” has become the cornerstone for infidelity recovery.   Survivor Counseling offers more than theory, it understands the myriad of emotions that race through the betrayed person’s mind and heart because I’ve been there.  With so much at stake, it can be difficult to know what your first steps are.  Better to err on the side of caution then react quickly and make an already bad situation worse.

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